viernes, 23 de diciembre de 2011

Android Extends Smartphone Lead

Google ’s Android operating system continues to face a veritable barrage of legal challenges from rivals , but this does not seem to be affecting its market growth.

Android commanded 43.7 percent of US market share through August, gaining almost 2 percentage points from comScore’s last count of 41.8 percent in July,  according to the researcher.

Android sales could get a boost in the US from sales of the new Samsung Galaxy S II Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphones on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

Modest iOS Rise

Verizon Wireless meanwhile is expected to begin selling the Samsung Nexus Prime Android 2.4 “Ice Cream Sandwich” handset  after the OEM and Google introduce it next week at CTIA in San Diego.

 Apple’s iOS share rose modestly to 27.3 percent from 27 percent in July and 26.6 percent in June, said comScore.

The iPhone should see a much bigger boost through November and December after Apple  launches the iPhone 4S 14 October. The new phone features a faster A5 processor , 8-megapixel camera, iOS 5 and iCloud integration, as well as the Siri virtual assistant application.

Piper Jaffray expects Apple to ship 25 million iPhones  in the December quarter, padding the company’s current worldwide sales of over 128 million iphones. 

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